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The Resource The big laugh, a novel by John O'Hara

The big laugh, a novel by John O'Hara

Label
The big laugh
Title
The big laugh
Statement of responsibility
a novel by John O'Hara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Hubert ("Hubie") Ward is a wily young actor from the Easternmost world of prep schools and summers on the Cape. By the time he is twenty-five, he has lied, cheated, and seduced his way to the big-time on the Coast. Hollywood prizes Hubie for his air of respectability: "He was not a Latin or a Jew ... he was not a booze artist ... he was not actorish, he was not pugnacious ... he was of the theater, he had been given good notices in an Art picture, he was not confused by an oyster fork, he stood up when ladies entered the room ..." But Hubie's blind ambition quickly strips away the guise. He blackmails the man who gave him his first acting job, then spends an amorous afternoon with the wife of a studio head who happens to be his boss. Nothing, it seems, can stop the self-destructive philandering that dogs this shooting star
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Hara, John
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3529.H29
LC item number
B54 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The big laugh, a novel by John O'Hara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, [1962]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Ecco edition
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780880015752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97017230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36892770
  • (Sirsi) o36892770
  • (TMQ) o36892770
Label
The big laugh, a novel by John O'Hara
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, [1962]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Ecco edition
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780880015752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97017230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36892770
  • (Sirsi) o36892770
  • (TMQ) o36892770

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